WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, bringing the bustling central Chinese industrial and transport center to a virtual standstill almost overnight. Life has largely returned to normal in the city of 11 million, even as the rest of the world grapples with the spread of the virus’ more contagious variants. Wuhan accounted for the bulk of China’s 4,635 deaths from COVID-19, a number that has largely stayed static for months. China on Saturday announced another 107 cases, bringing its total since the start of the pandemic to 88,911. Image; Residents practice tai chi at a park in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.
Source: Egypt Independent January 23, 2021 08:37 UTC